FUCK...I'M DEAD - Gore Grind Thrash Attack Live
LABEL: No Escape Records
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: No Escape Records
I'm actually not all that familiar with any of Fuck...I'm Dead's efforts prior to reviewing Gore Grind Thrash Attack Live. I'm not a big fan of bands using computer drums, but Fuck...I'm Dead impress me. Perhaps because the programming is done so well that you almost don't notice it when listening to the CD, but when viewing the DVD it's obviously different.
Gore Grind Thrash Attack Live was filmed in July 2005 at The Arthouse in Melbourne, Australia. It was shot with four cameras and the quality of the footage is great. It's a little shaky now and then, but nothing that affects anything. The music and the performance are intense and it's clear that the crowd feed from this. Their response is equally energetic and intense. There's quite a bit of interacting between the band and crowd just like it should be. It works really well on the DVD, but on the bonus CD it's a little different. Actually it becomes kind of annoying hearing all the talk after a while.
It's a little awkward to see a band without a drummer, but Fuck...I'm Dead pull this off in a convincing way. Their music is tight and brutal. The sound is thick, crisp and massive, but still very clear. The sound is so good that it actually makes me wonder if it to somekind of degree has been cleaned or tampered! This however doesn't constitute a problem of any kind as the great sound only adds positively to the experience.
Besides The Arthouse gig there's some additional bonus footage from three other shows spanning from the period 2003 to 2005. Common for these three is that neither of them is of the same quality, both in terms of sound and footage. It's in no way disastrous, but compared to The Arthouse concert they lack a bit and therefore not quite as interesting. Nevertheless the bonus clips are still worth watching.
As I wrote before there's a bonus live CD included as well. The CD is the audio version of The Arthouse show. The tracklist is obliviously identical with the DVD. Perhaps a somewhat unnecessary thing to do, but it's still a great bonus. All in all Gore Grind Thrash Attack Live is a professional product that should satisfy any Fuck...I'm Dead fans or people who like extreme metal in general.